Apparently, posing nude -- or mostly nude -- in a mens' magazine is still some sort of rite of passage for female entertainers, and there has been a spate of female comedians stripping down recently. We have to admit, as fans of comedy and women in comedy especially, my fellow editors and I die a little bit every time this happens.
Sarah Palin broke my heart when she announced that she wasn't running for the Republican nomination. I have spent years cultivating Palin jokes and columns geared for her hypothetical presidential run.
It's been five painful, mind-numbing months of breast-feeding my daughter. Then it all changed one lonely afternoon.
Like most Murphy fans, I'd been waiting for years for him to return to his comedic roots and ditch the family comedies. I figured the Oscars would be a great platform to run wild as he did in the 1980s.
When my son was two and all the other mothers were remembering to have a second, I was still exhausted (and breastfeeding) and wanting to find time to write and think and sit down for a minute.
Maybe there's still time to get a New Yorker into the GOP race. How could a state with so many politicians, political junkies and political hangers-on fail to field even an 11th hour vanity candidate?
In case you haven't noticed, geek girls are on top of the world. We're taking over the big screen ("Bridesmaids" anyone?), the small screen (is there a show Whitney Cummings isn't working on this season?) and all the media in between (Tina Fey's book, "Bossypants," is now my Bible).
As a tribute to Steve Jobs, who stepped down last night as CEO of Apple, here are the funniest parodies of Apple's most revolutionary products.
Diana Eng is the rare fashion designer who is as comfortable working with conductive wire and electrical circuits as she is with velvet and silk chiffon.
If your summer reading includes Ron Chernow's MASSIVE George Washington: A Life, you're going to need some relief, aren't you? Here are a few biographies that are sometimes edifying and a bit more, uhhh, recreational.
What happens when you take Photoshop out of the equation? We're left with models and performers who are still under an enormous amount of pressure to go to enormous lengths to make their bodies look a certain way.
So men are funnier, right? Perhaps. But measuring humor is notoriously difficult. Not everyone finds the same things funny, for starters.
Being really frakkin' geeky is in - Stan Lee is responsible for approximately half of the summer blockbusters this year (again), Glee is at Comic Con,...
The most dangerous thing about the Sarah Palin coverage is she is opening a window of acceptable stupidity. The more off-the-wall stuff that comes from her -- the more she is covered and -- the more people listen.
We live in a digital age of 24/7 news coverage. Where anything and everything will end up on YouTube. But it's not the media that's responsible for making people like Palin, Gingrich, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann and countless others look foolish.
Tina Fey has become an incomparable role model for today's young women, intentional or not. How has she won us over? What is she teaching us? Why can't we Millennials get enough of her? Tina, we bow down to you.